English Language Development Support Consultations

We look forward to meeting you in ELD Consultations. During these confidential consultations, you are free to bring up any of your needs, ask questions, and explore what support can suit you best. We love meeting our students and learning how we can best help you.

[Click here] to login and access the ELD Consultation Calendar. Registration is free and easy. See below for more details.

What are ELD Consultations?

ELD virtual consultations are 30-minute one-on-one meeting where you and the instructor can see each other and comfortably chat. So, even if you are thousands of miles away, we can still support you. If you are in a time-zone where the meeting time available on WCONLINE is not practical for you, please email Dr. Elaine Khoo at elaine.khoo@utoronto.ca, and we will be very happy to find another mutually suitable time.

In these sessions you can discuss any challenge you face with Academic English needed for your courses and with the English you need to participate effectively in all aspects of your study at UTSC. We’re happy to talk with you about:

  • Customizing the support you need to suit your needs
  • Creating an action plan to perform at your best as soon as possible
  • Helping you develop strategies for:
    • Reading
    • Vocabulary development
    • Mind mapping
    • Better listening skills
    • More effective participation in your classes
  • Demonstrating free software to enhance your learning
  • Referrals to other campus services

Consultations are available to all undergraduate and graduate students

How do I book an CTL English Language Development Support Consultation and attend my virtual appointment?

To sign up for an ONLINE consultation, [click here]. There will be a dropdown menu at the top (image below) and you will need to select 'English Language Development Consults'. On the graphic calendar, the empty white boxes are available appointments. Click on a box that fits your schedule, answer three short questions, and you are signed up. You will get an email reminder of your appointment. When it's time for your appointment, log in again through this link, click on your appointment (now in yellow). In the new window, click "Join an online consultation" (in red) and the web interface will open up.

Useful tip:

If possible, get your Academic English Health Check (AEHC) done, a short 20-minutes assesssment, and bring your results to the consultation as it will provide us with a better idea of what you need to prioritize in your plan.